Whether by accident or by design, every film festival tends to stumble onto a trend or two. At this year’s SXSW, the big trend was time travel. Three films that played the festival dealt with characters jumping through time for reasons both selfish and selfless, which each movie tackling their shared genre in a completely different way.
But why time travel? As you watch The Infinite Man, Predestination and… Continue reading Indie Sci-Fi Alert: Time Travel Was Big at SXSW Thanks to 'The Infinite Man,' 'Predestination,' and 'Premature'
Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited next film, “Zero Theorem,” is finally going to hit the big screen.
Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment announced that they acquired the domestic distribution rights to Gilliam’s sci-fi movie and will release it in late summer. “Zero Theorem” debuted at last year’s Venice Film Festival… Continue reading Terry Gilliam's Sci-Fi Movie, 'Zero Theorem,' Set for Late Summer Release
Gravity – Warner Bros. – Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVDDirector: Alfonso CuarónCast: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris. Full cast + crew
If you were concerned that Gravity wouldn’t hold up on the small screen, you need not worry. Alfonso Cuarón’s film is just as much a stunner at home as it was on the biggest screen in your town. Sure, the experience may not be quite as immersive, but… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Gravity' Still Dazzles on the Small Screen, Plus the Sci-fi 'Mr. Nobody' Finally Gets Released
(We’re going to get into spoilers for the new RoboCop almost immediately, so if that will bother you, feel free to turn back now.)
There’s a scene relatively early in Jose Padilha’s remake of RoboCop that left me legitimately shaken. Police officer Alex Murphy, gruesomely disfigured in a car bombing that was supposed to take his life, has been sold to the robotics company Omnicorp, which transforms… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: The 'RoboCop' Remake Is Almost a Really Good Movie
Watching a lot of science fiction movies (and writing a regular science fiction movie column) is the kind of thing that can make you feel numb to the genre. And then you revisit an all-time favorite and you’re reminded of why this is the greatest and most important genre in fiction. You remember that the best thing about science fiction is how it uses the impossible… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Why 'Brazil' Is Just As Awe-Inspiring Today As It Was 30 Years Ago